Hilarious Mississippi mosquito flag gets Twitter buzzing

Mississippi flag design
(Image credit: Mississippi Flag Commission)

The state of Mississippi recently revealed a shortlist of public submissions to replace its existing flag design, which featured the confederate symbol (which is widely condemned as racist). Thousands of entries where whittled down to 150, but it seems one unusual design slipped through the mosquito net – much to the internet's delight.

Among the many more traditional designs in the shortlist was a large mosquito surrounded by a circle of stars. But now, after the design went viral and provoked much mirth on Twitter, the state Department of Archives has announced that the mosquito design was shortlisted "due to a typo". (Check out our logo design guide if you're looking for design inspiration of your own). 

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.